Eye of the Storm

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Link to Resource: https://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/eye-storm
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Esri
Summary:A tropical storm is brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. It's causing rain and thunderstorms over the Caribbean, and it will soon be a tropical depression — the beginning of a hurricane. By the time Hurricane Mitch leaves the Central America, more than 11-000 people will be dead and as many as 18-000 more will be missing. This activity will help your students map an oncoming storm with satellite data.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: 9-12; activities; atmosphere; data; earth science week; high school; hurricane; meteorology; natural hazards; oceans; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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